Our Earth

$2,000.00

Kenneth Mackenzie.

With an original etching and thirteen illustrations by Norman Lindsay.

Description

[Lindsay]. Kenneth Mackenzie. Our Earth. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1937. With thirteen illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Limited edition. No. 16 of 225 copies. Folio, 32cm x 24.5cm,  quarter cloth over gilt lettered textured boards, 60pp., tipped in illustrations and vignettes by Lindsay.

Very Good. Mark on top board where previous seller’s price sticker was affixed, top corner gently pushed, a slight darkening of the linen toward the foot of book, some offsetting from frontispiece etching to the titlepage, otherwise clean throughout with just a hint of yellowing on inside margins, endpapers are toned.

This is a scarce ‘for-sale’ copy of this blank verse poem by Kenneth ‘Seaforth’ Mackenzie with a preface written by Norman Lindsay. The frontispiece is an original etching by Lindsay, signed.

Kenneth Ivo Brownley Langwell Mackenzie was born in Perth in 1915 and grew up in Pinjarra, Western Australia. He was awarded many literary grants and awards during his short life – he died in 1955 in an accidental drowning – and left a number of works that were edited and published posthumously. During his time in Sydney he was influenced by Norman Lindsay and Hugh McCrae. Our Earth is a blank verse poem.

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